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Political Science: U.S. Governmental Bodies

Information and resources pertaining to the topic of political science and political philosophy.

LEGISLATIVE Branch

The Legislative Branch of the United States Government includes Congress, the chief law-making body in the country, and agencies that provide support for the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Woodrow Wilson addressing Congress

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EXECUTIVE Branch

The Executive Branch of the United States Government is headed by the President, who is responsible for domestic policy, including the enforcement of federal laws, and foreign affairs, serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

President Barack Obama

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JUDICIAL Branch

The Judicial Branch of the Government includes the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country, and lower Federal courts. Courts hear arguments and issue decisions about the interpretation and application of laws and whether they violate the Constitution.

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